Author Archive: Vygantas

Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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Microsoft’s Spartan: A New Batch Of Screenshots Leak

By | January 7, 2015 | 9 Comments

Microsoft's Spartan: A New Batch Of Screenshots LeakSmall and blurry.

After yesterday’s leak from BGR, which as is now reported by some sources is fake (thank god for that), there are a couple of new screenshots that look much more legit, whether or not they are indeed real still remains a mystery.

And here they are:
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First Spartan Browser Screenshot (IE12 Replacement) Is Here

By | January 6, 2015 | 9 Comments

First Spartan Browser Screenshot (IE12 Replacement) Is HereReminds us of something from the 90s.

A new leak from BGR has brought us the very first screenshot of Microsoft’s new web browser codenamed Spartan. As you can see from the picture below, it is extremely minimalistic and ugly.

According to the report, in September Microsoft has assigned a dedicated team to work on Spartan and it has been doing so ever since. While details remain scarce, I is known that there were a total of three UI redesigns with last one being done in late December. The good news? This is the second and not the third version of the user interface, which leaves us some hope that it won’t look as atrocious as it does in the leaked screenshot.
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Acer Announces The 15 Inch Chromebook

By | January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Acer Announces The 15 Inch ChromebookThe biggest Chromebook yet.

It looks like manufacturers do do enjoy the Chrome OS laptop sales as there’s now more variety than ever and latest addition from Acer just confirms that as they announced the first 15 inch version Chromeboom.
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Alcatel Announces A Phone That Can Run Firefox OS, Android And Windows Phone

By | January 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Alcatel Announces A Phone That Can Run Firefox OS, Android and Windows PhoneThe future of mobile phones.

If you really wanted to play with a variety of different operating systems and actually test them for more than just a few minutes then Alcatel might have almost exactly what you are looking for.
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Happy New Year!

By | December 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

Happy New Year!

Greetings and Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s been a pretty stale year as far as the browser innovations goes but hopefully, with the IE reboot and increased competition, we will see much more in the 2015.

Happy New Year!
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Take A Look At This Higher End & Transparent Firefox OS Phone

By | December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take A Look At This Higher End & Transparent Firefox OS PhoneFx0 is its name.

If you always dreamed about the transparent phone and read all these fake iPhone X rumors that it’s finally coming just to be disappointed every single time, good news, you might have it if you live in Japan or know someone who does.

Thanks to the recently released video, it looks like someone got their hands on the LG Fx0 phone (which was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka) running Firefox OS 2.0 and unlike other phones with Mozilla’s operating system, this one has higher than average specs (price as well), these are:
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Microsoft Finally Ditches Internet Explorer

By | December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Finally Ditches Internet ExplorerSpartan is the new IE.

Now here’s a shocker for you just before the year ends. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft is working on a new, light weight web browser for Windows 10 and there won’t be Internet Explorer 12.

Instead, a browser codenamed “Spartan”, which feels and behaves more like Chrome and Firefox, will replace Internet Explorer (although Windows 10 will still ship with IE11 for compatibility reasons) and will be available for both desktop and mobile devices.
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RIP Browser Ballot Screen

By | December 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

RIP Browser Ballot Screen Proves to be utterly pointless.

Remember the infamous browser ballot screen? The one that was initiated by the Opera Software in 2009 when it complained to the EU? Then the $731 million fine when Microsoft messed up?

Well, the agreement between both sides has now expired and Microsoft will no longer ask users to pick their web browser.
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UC Browser 4.2 Brings Cortana Integration And More

By | December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

UC Browser 4.2 Brings Cortana Integration And MoreNow available for general public.

It looks like guys at UC Browser are not taking any breaks and keep pumping one release after another. Latest in the list is the GA release of UC Browser 4.2, which brings a lot of new and neat features, including:

- Cortana integration (voice control)
- Downloads to the SD card,
- A brightness control for the night mode and tons of them in general: nigh mode, speed mode, text only and more
- Picture password
- Smart Downloading, which means that even when you lock the screen, it will continue
- Desktop mode
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Opera Coast 4.0 Released

By | December 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Just before Christmas, guys at Opera Software have released the final version of Opera Coast 4.0 for your iPhone or iPad. If you need a reminder on what it is, basically, a new web browser that specializes on gestures with all the bars and buttons eliminated.

So what’s new in this build? A news feed, which can be accessed by swiping down; sharing, a support for Opera Turbo and in case you have iOS 8 installed, a support for Apple’s Handoff technology, allowing you to continue browse where you left off (iPhone > Mac, etc.).
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